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Odd behavior using Mozilla Firefox 20

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    Odd behavior using Mozilla Firefox 20


    Hi there,
    I am using Firefox 20 and lately when I open a new window it will switch back to the previous window in about a second or so. The new window appears in the task bar and when clicked will stay selected. Seems odd to me. Any ideas?

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    Try uninstalling it and then reinstalling it.
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    Hey there Bassfisher 6522,
    I appreciate your response. At your suggestion I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox 20.1 but it had no effect. I'll just have to wait for another update I suppose.
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    Sydney Australia
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Go to Tools/options/tabs and make sure the second from the bottom is ticked.
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    Hey Kodi, mine is unchecked and I don't have that problem. So I'm just stumped at MisterMike's issue.
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    Sydney Australia
    Posts : 2,941
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Perhaps Mister Mike should try other combinations of those settings
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    Hey There Bassfisher6522 and Kodi,
    I tried the "when I open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately" suggestion but still had the same behavior. Then, on a wild whim, I shutdown my computer and when I restarted it the problem was gone!!! Thanks for your help. I do appreciate it.
    Mister Mike
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    Posts : 93
    W8 Pro 9200


    Been with Fox since V 1.5 .. Never had an issue . I too run V 20 and havent yet experienced your previous situation.
    BTW Did you try Nightly, Mozilla´s IMMERSIVE beta version of fox ...
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    No , I have not tried it yet.
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